Hello, I'm coming into the D800 fold. My 1st full-frame DSLR! So excited!

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP huyzer Senior Member • Posts: 2,904
Re: My S5 Pro, too?!

RedFox88 wrote:

huyzer wrote:

RedFox88 wrote:

Did it occur to you that the very outer focus points are not cross type and in low light of indoor lighting you may be focusing on an object that does not have a line in the orientation that the AF point is designed to focus on? e.g. horizontal window line and there's vertical sensitivity AF point.

Hi RedFox88,
It has occurred to me about the different orientation of the AF points, that's why I made an "X" with its 45 degree angles to the AF points. And in addition to that, I made a "box" around the "X".

Try simply focusing on things you have and move from horizontal lines to vertical lines. Your home has both of these in abundance. You can tell if it is focusing correctly by just this without getting into a scientific tripod test. That would get to down to nit picking focus quality and if you feel it isn't within the acceptable accuracy for depth of field you can adjust the focusing through a camera setting.


That's the tough part for me, if I don't use the tripod.  If an image is not perfectly sharp, then I will wonder if that's user error (me rocking back and forth in and out of the depth of field zone), or if it's the camera's fault.

I would rely on the camera's micro adjustment, if it allowed me to switch for each focus point.  But from my understanding, it's a global setting for front and back focus.  That won't work in my scenario because it's not consistent.  One lens seems to have its center focus point blurry and out of whack, yet the two left and right extremities are better.

As of now, I'm not sure if the left focus point is out, or if my lens is just soft.  I'm too tired at the moment to assess the RAWs, so I will do that after bed.

Thank you for your input and suggestions.

Take care,

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